SPRING 2021: ' INTERNATIONAL SELECTION n° 1 '
Sunday, 6 June 2021, 14.00
Sunday, 4 July, 15.30
Alfred Sküll Gallery, Alpacastraat 29, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Masks covering mouth and nose are mandatory.
EMPTY STATES (United Kingdom)
by Jola Kudela
There are 19 Aertherian holy mountains, scattered across the world but Holdstone Down is the most important. Every year on the 23rd July, hundreds of people climb Holdstone Down bringing new stones to the pile. They believe that by doing so they charge a special battery with spiritual energy to be released when the world will most need it.
Aertherians believe that through their spiritual action they can bring a state of balance back to humanity. It may sound like an old wife’s tale but their intentions are good.
Running time: 00:03:50
I N T E R S T I C E (Sweden)
by Oskar Willers
When Anders makes an indecent proposal to his younger boyfriend Micke, things take a very sudden dark turn.Running time: 00:11:21
Uh Huh (United States)
by Mark Isaac, Gabriela Bulisova
A protest music video -- anti gun violence -- during a protest year, during a baffling era.
Running time: 00:04:59
Prisoner No. I (United Kingdom)
by Daniel Watt
Hanka Świderska is a hoarder and anorexic. She attributes her physical and mental illness to her father's time in Auschwitz. This short, made by her son, examines this connection and is a search for a record of Hanka's father outside the framework of his time in the concentration camp.
Running time: 00:10:56
by Gauthier Humbert
At the end of the tunnel or beyond the corridor, the promise of light project our shadows and rekindles our hopes. This is what this man tells us: stuck in a black page of his life that brings him to nothing, he desperately seeks the ray of light that will rekindle his flame.
Running time: 00:04:53
by Meike Redeker
Through a monologue spoken backwards, the video deals with discriminatory depictions of women in the past and present. In a river scene, resembling J. E. Millais‘ famous painting of Shakespeare’s dying character Ophelia, the filmmaker appears. She speaks constantly into the camera. Her speech remains abstract until the video plays backwards and elicits the words in their original order, revealing a statement about the complex entanglements of language, image and social roles. On different levels the video moves forwards and backwards in time.
Running time: 00:08:00
Signal-to-Noise (United States)
by Jerry King Musser
We are bombarded continually with information. Some of it, we want to know. Much of it, we do not. There is a simple beauty in the process of gaining information that we need and want. But, the conflict remains: there is much noise surrounding the process. Information is like drops of liquid gold looking for a receiver. Sometimes it comes to us, and sometimes we share it with others. We are a natural conduit. However, what was once an elegant process has now become a chore to overcome.
Running time: 00:02:49
Grandma Kitty's Ping Pong (United States)
by Sage Bennett
A grandmother's lifelong dreams of playing ping pong with the best of the best are realized.
Running time: 00:02:49
A Double Caprice at the Asylum (France)
by Stéphane Rizzi
A film found in an abandoned psychiatric institution. (circa 1987-2018)
Running time: 00:06:10
The Note (Iran)
by Siavash Eydani
The man wakes up and finds himself on the bed in the sea ...
Running time: 00:03:34
OLYAN DOLGOK - Things like (Austria)
by Kálmán Nagy
Éva lives a nightmare. She has the terrible suspicion that her husband has done something to her five-year-old daughter. Éva seeks help from her best friends. But can they help her?
Running time: 00:25:17